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Southern Foodways' 2013 Report; NYC's Cochon Lineup

THE INTERNET— As per annual tradition, the Southern Foodways Alliance has released its year-end report, chronicling the achievements of the organization during the past 12 months. Among its proudest accomplishments, according to director John T. Edge, is the Foodways' celebration of "Women at Work," collecting oral histories by women from Richmond, Charleston, and Georgia throughout the year. [EaterWire]

NEW YORK CITY— Traveling pork orgy Cochon 555 has announced the competing chefs for its NYC event, scheduled for January 26, 2014. Going whole-hog for the chance of being crowned Prince(ess) of Pork: Frank Langello (Babbo Ristorante), Michael Toscano (Perla), Seamus Mullen (Tertulia), Lauren Hirschberg (Craftbar), and David Standridge (Market Table). Tickets are available here. [EaterWire]

THE INTERNET— Conan O'Brien's beloved recurring character Minty, the Candy Cane That Briefly Fell on the Ground made his triumphant return to Conan, "despite the fact" that original actor Brian McCann now lives in New York City. Watch McCann reprise his carol-singing role below:

Video: Minty the Candy Cane's Triumphant Return

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